Ideas for teaching subjects
Do you desperately want to begin independent reading in your classroom, but know you need some way of grading it? Of course you don't want to kill students' joy for fun novels, but you know they won't do it without a grade--and administration needs to see numbers in that gradebook. These 10 skill-based exit tickets are so fast, they won't bog down your classroom, your grading time, or cause students to moan and roll their eyes. Get them now! #itslitteaching #independentreading #highschoolenglish
Reading programs and activities don’t work very well to raise students’ reading proficiency, especially if they take the place of real interactions with real books. And they certainly don’t do anything to turn our students into people who love to read. #CultofPedagogy #reading #ELA
I’m a big fan of big-picture planning funneling down to more focused lesson plans. I highly recommend taking a look at the whole school year as you plan your first month of school. And once you have the month mapped out, break it down to weekly lesson plans and tasks. But let’s take a closer look at the first month of school. #teacherresources #teacherorganization #classroomorganization
Until I read this book, I knew autism caused people to behave in ways that made it hard for them to fit in socially, but I guess I assumed they were unaware of it. That was a big underestimation: The awareness is there, it’s strong, it hurts, and it extends to the people around them. #CultofPedagogy #specialed #bookreview #charactereducation
ELA Word Wall for Middle School: As teachers, we are constantly referring to various terms in our content areas that we want students to know. I designed this word wall resource as a tool to display common ELA terminology in my middle school classroom. I am always looking for ways to make classroom décor mix with thoughtful teaching practices.